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Ms. Gretchen N. Rohr

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Phone: (404) ***-****  HQ Phone
Southern Center for Human Rights
83 Poplar Street , N.W.
Atlanta , Georgia 30303
United States

Company Description: The Southern Center for Human Rights is a small, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the human and civil rights of poor people in the criminal justice...   more

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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • first law degree
    Oxford University
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Alabama Hall of Shame, 28 Jan 2015 [cached]
"There are just as many complaints raised after the settlement as before," said Gretchen Rohr, an attorney with the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights, who represents Alabama prisons in both cases.
"There are just as many complaints raised after the settlement as before," said Gretchen Rohr, an attorney with the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights, who represents Alabama prisons in both cases.
Southern Center attorney Gretchen Rohr said the plaintiffs have asked U.S. District Court Judge KaronBowdre in Birmingham to hold the state in contempt of court for failing to follow the April 2004 settlement.
Rohr said she appreciates the efforts to improve conditions at Limestone, but remains skeptical about the plan actually being implemented. "For a long time we've been hearing that they have a plan and voluntarily are taking action. Not to rain on your parade, but we've heard it before," she said.
Despite the new contract, much of the Limestone medical staff has not changed since before the lawsuit was filed, said Gretchen Rohr, an attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights. " It's key they somehow show us that the new contract has been properly implemented," Rohr said.
"There are just as many complaints raised after the settlement as before," said Gretchen Rohr, an attorney with the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights, who represents Alabama prisons in both cases.
View Bio, 28 Dec 2005 [cached]
Gretchen N. Rohr
Gretchen N. Rohr is a Chesterfield Smith Fellow in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office.She works exclusively on pro bono matters, focusing on litigating civil rights class action lawsuits on behalf of those in prisons and jails in Alabama.She also provides post-conviction representation for men, women, and children in Georgia.Ms. Rohr collaborates with attorneys and investigators from the Southern Center for Human Rights and develops pro bono partnerships with other advocacy organizations to ensure the civil rights of poor people in the justice and corrections systems.
Ms. Rohr's domestic criminal justice pursuits are informed by her background in international human rights.As a Rhodes Scholar, she completed her first law degree at Oxford University.She helped incorporate the Zimbabwe's Widows and Orphans Trust, represented displaced and dispossessed widows and worked for Women and Law and Southern Africa lobbying for policy reform and new constitutional provisions.
A graduate from Georgetown University Law Center in 2003, Ms. Rohr completed two clinics at Georgetown and worked as a research assistant for Professor Charles Lawrence.
Ms. Rohr assisted with post-conviction appeals during her internship with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Criminal Division.
During her undergraduate education at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, Ms. Rohr served as Student Body President and volunteer at a variety of community agencies, including the Minnesota AIDS Project.In her first year, she was named a Minnesota Women's Public Policy Scholar; in her third year, she was awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.Ms. Rohr completed internships with the National Center for Youth Law in San Francisco and with U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis of Minnesota.
AP Wire | 01/20/2004 | Limestone's HIV-positive inmates admitted to education, work programs, 20 Jan 2004 [cached]
"They want to appear they've put their best foot forward before they're in front of a federal judge," said Gretchen Rohr, an Atlanta attorney with Holland and Knight, who is working with the Southern Center for Human Rights on the lawsuit.
Biography for Gretchen N Rohr at Holland & Knight, 10 July 2006 [cached]
Gretchen N RohrAssociate
Atlanta: 404-898-8177 Email:
Gretchen N. Rohr practices with the firm's litigation group, concentrating in governmental relations, complex business litigation, and civil rights class actions and other matters.Ms. Rohr has represented clients in a variety of disputes in state and federal courts across the country, including contract and business tort matters.She has participated in the City of Atlanta 2005 Disparity Study by engaging in anecdotal interviews, preparing reports, and advising the City relating to its Equal Business Opportunity Program and proposed legislation.
Almanac Archive - Sept. to December, 1997, 17 June 2001 [cached]
Gretchen Rohr of Macalester College becomes the first Rhodes Scholar to ever sit at the Almanac table.real videoView the clip
Sentencing Guidelines SkirmishA report this week shows wide disparity in the manner that Minnesota judges sentence criminals.Our state's Sentencing Guidelines are seen , by some , to be the problem.
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